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Cage, Lucretia, 1881-1968



  • Existence: 1881 - 1968


Lucretia Cage was born Lucretia Harvey in 1881. Known as "Crete," she married John Milton Cage, Sr. and in 1912 gave birth to composer John Milton Cage, Jr. At various times, she wrote a daily society-page column in the Los Angeles Times and managed an arts and crafts shop. The Cage family lived in Southern California, Detroit, and later moved to New Jersey, where Lucretia lived until her death in 1968.

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John Cage scrapbooks

Identifier: Cage scrapbooks

The John Cage Scrapbooks are comprised of 9 scrapbooks constructed by John Cage's mother, Lucretia Cage, spanning the years 1916-1954. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, programs, ticket stubs, correspondence, and a few photographs. They document Cage's early life, mostly in photographs, and his early to mid career.

Dates: 1916 - 1954